Lead Waste Engineer


Lead Waste Engineer

Nuclear Decommissioning Opportunity


Sector: Nuclear Decommissioning & Waste Management

Category: Engineering

Do you want to join an established team that has a track record of delivery within the waste management and decommissioning space? Magnox is looking for a Lead Waste Engineer to contribute to the development and delivery of the Waste Strategy plan.

Magnox is an exciting place to be, and this role is the perfect opportunity for you to be part of our challenging mission – to safely and successfully manage the UK’s civil nuclear legacy on behalf of the nation. To deliver our commitment, we need people like you who want to perform at an industry-leading standard and be part of a team that continues to develop, innovate, and even exceed our greatest achievements.

At Magnox, we understand and acknowledge the value of an inclusive working environment and celebrate the diversity this brings to our workplace. Without this approach, we wouldn’t be in the position that we are now, being able to safeguard and secure the future of our organisation.

Hear from the Hiring Manager:

“You will be joining a respected, well-established project team with a track record of delivering tangible decommissioning objectives. The project work is carried out across both the Pond and Plant and Structures project areas which provides plenty of variety to the work scope. We have programmed activities to deplant reactor building areas and to decontaminate and decommission redundant effluent treatment facilities.

As a Lead Waste Engineer your responsibilities will be:

  • Support the development and implementation of the Waste Strategy and Waste Management Plans, identifying areas of improvement and integration.
  • Manage efficiently the time, costs, processes, and disposal of ILW, LLW, and conventional (non-Rad) waste according to regulatory requirements.
  • Advice and check site projects and waste operations (such as the implementation of the strategy and assistance of BAT/ BPM and BPEO studies)
  • Manage the communication relation with internal and external stakeholders, having an input in performance and resource management and loss control.
  • Contribute effectively to training, evaluation, and managing the team in charge, providing regular support when needed.

Skills and Experience:

  • Degree/HNC/HND (NQF Level 5) or equivalent in a scientific, environmental or engineering discipline.
  • Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor Certificate
  • International Movement of Dangerous Goods Certificate.

Location: The Lead Waste Engineer will be based at Hunterston, however flexibility can be discussed.

Working hours: Mon – Thur (37 hours)


  • 25 days (equivalent) annual leave – option to buy or sell up to 5 days each year
  • Participation in Company Bonus Scheme (up to £5,250 per annum based on corporate objectives)
  • Up to 13.5% employer pension contribution depending on individual contribution amount
  • Access to training and development through the company performance management arrangements, supporting you in maintaining your personal Continuous Professional Development

Please be aware this role holder requires security clearance, or the ability to obtain said clearance.

There is a requirement to live within a commutable distance of the sites where the role is based. For central/multi-site roles, we have various hubs across the UK and can be flexible with base location.

We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues brings to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included, and able to perform at their best.

At Magnox we are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive, we therefore particularly welcome applications from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBTQ+1, and candidates with a disability as they are all underrepresented in our workforce.

We are happy to talk flexible working where possible.

Click the apply button now to send over your CV, we will call you to discuss the role in more detail. Even if your CV is not up to date then please send the most recent version, and we can discuss your recent experience on the phone.

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Ruxandra Leonte


Search and Process consultant with experience in operations, corporate, and nuclear recruitment in Benelux, Nordics, and UK markets. Passionate about people, different cultures, and mentalities. My role is to bring the most innovative talents to the nuclear industry, find the best opportunities for them, and develop a new relationship between Thomas Thor recruitment partners and potential candidates.

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